JohnnyQ
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February 26th, 2023 at 1:48:45 PM permalink
Article:

15 Best Day Trips From Las Vegas — From National Parks to the Extraterrestrial Highway

Stacey Leasca
https://www.travelandleisure.com/best-day-trips-from-las-vegas-7110319

Grand Canyon

Hoover Dam

Lake Mead

Mount Charleston

Valley of Fire

Cathedral Gorge State Park

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Magic Mountains

The Extraterrestrial Highway

Bryce Canyon National Park

Mojave National Preserve

Horseshoe Bend

Death Valley National Park

Willow Beach

Zion National Park


Over the years, I have visited many of these starting out from Las vegas.
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February 26th, 2023 at 1:55:43 PM permalink
Laughlin / Oatman
Pioneer Saloon.
Boulder City.
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February 26th, 2023 at 2:31:34 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Laughlin / Oatman
Pioneer Saloon.
Boulder City.
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I don't think most people would appreciate Pioneer Saloon. I liked it, but I like to drink and my friend had a cask there.
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February 26th, 2023 at 3:10:39 PM permalink
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Laughlin / Oatman
Pioneer Saloon.
Boulder City.
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I don't think most people would appreciate Pioneer Saloon. I liked it, but I like to drink and my friend had a cask there.
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It tips the scale when you throw in the ghost town AND the smallest post office in the U.S.ofA.
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February 26th, 2023 at 4:48:31 PM permalink
Magic Mountains more appropriate for bottom 15 days trips from Las Vegas imho but good list.

What about Bisbee?
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February 26th, 2023 at 5:18:00 PM permalink
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February 26th, 2023 at 8:06:30 PM permalink
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Magic Mountains more appropriate for bottom 15 days trips from Las Vegas imho but good list.

What about Bisbee?
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While worth the ride, it's about eight hours each way, so not a day trip.
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February 27th, 2023 at 6:20:08 AM permalink
Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon seem like a stretch for what I would consider a "day trip." You'd spend 8-9 hours of your day just driving. That doesn't leave much time for the experience. I would think that an overnight trip would be the minimum to enjoy either of these.

I know the article suggests a helicopter ride to the GC, but to me, "day trip" implies driving. If I have an aircraft at my disposal, that opens up a lot more "day trip" options!
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February 27th, 2023 at 6:39:08 AM permalink
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I know the article suggests a helicopter ride to the GC, but to me, "day trip" implies driving. If I have an aircraft at my disposal, that opens up a lot more "day trip" options!
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I agree, if I have an aircraft available would be be going to the beach in San Diego or the La Brea tar pits in L.A.
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February 27th, 2023 at 7:10:51 AM permalink
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Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon seem like a stretch for what I would consider a "day trip." You'd spend 8-9 hours of your day just driving. That doesn't leave much time for the experience. I would think that an overnight trip would be the minimum to enjoy either of these.

I know the article suggests a helicopter ride to the GC, but to me, "day trip" implies driving. If I have an aircraft at my disposal, that opens up a lot more "day trip" options!
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I've done both. Drove to Bryce and did a one-day bus tour of the Canyon. The bus trip was okay, but I wouldn't want to drive it.
Bryce wasn't that bad a ride. Both were long days. On the road by 6AM, back after midnite.
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February 27th, 2023 at 7:47:03 AM permalink
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